Western media’s bellyache with Imran Khan’s rise

The writer can be reached at imran.jan@gmail.com. Twitter @Imran_JanThe writer can be reached at imran.jan@gmail.com. Twitter @Imran_Jan

The writer can be reached at [email protected] Twitter @Imran_Jan

As is the ritual, The New York Times headline mentions Pakistan’s election with signature propaganda style. Pakistan is described in a grim manner as an “Islamic Republic with nuclear weapons”. I have never seen The New York Times describe Israel as a ‘Jewish state with nuclear weapons’ or India as a ‘Hindu state with nuclear weapons’ or the United States as a ‘Christianity-dominated country that elected a lunatic Ku Klux Klan endorsed President with a “much bigger” and “more powerful” nuclear button”. To detect the pain of the Western media with the possibility of Imran Khan becoming the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, one does not need to read between the lines. They are very

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